Have you noticed how popular murals have become? In fact many wallpaper manufacturers are selling their wallcovering by the yard rather than in rolls. Some say murals are more enviro friendly as they reduce waste. Having a mural that tells a story or creates the illusion of a view is quite popular now and a great solution to large empty white walls.
I first saw this trend back in Domino Magazine. How dynamic is this?
While this pink Gracie type "paper" wraps the room, a similar effect can be achieved by hanging murals like this or this.
Over the summer, a good friend gifted me a mirror I'd admired and I knew it needed a really special spot. I considered striping the space I had in mind--a wall facing the kitchen backstairs --in colors that would go with the rest of the kitchen. Striping would be a major project since the stairwell is deep. It occurred to me I could create a panel or "mural" as a focal point and hang the mirror in the center. I had a roll or two left of the wallpaper I'd used in the rest of the kitchen but I didn't have enough to cover the entire wall. Framing the "panels" in wood molding would have to do.
This weekend I dusted off what remained of the kitchen wallpaper and started the project. Its not complete as I have to iron out some mismatched areas-we seriously had scraps only left. I'm so happy how this project pulls color from one side of the room to another adding character to a dull but visible spot.
Read more about using color to amp up your space in this interview I did for Homeworthy. And check out their home tours on you tube and Instagram. The perfect rabbit hole for a rainy day. Enjoy!